Awesome Boats

WoKart

WoKart

Designed to combine the thrill of go-karting with water sports, the WoKart is a single-seat, virtually unflippable, personal watercraft that rides like a jetski, but steers like a car – achieving speeds as high as 46mph.

USB Battleship

USB Battleship
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You can connect up to five of your USB 2.0 devices and defeat disorganization before it sinks you with this battleship-inspired USB hub from Kikkerland. If a ship in port is safe, what are five ports in ship?

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Jet Capsule Mini-Yacht

Jet Capsule Mini-Yacht

A compact luxury boat measuring just 23 feet-long, but available in configurations that can carry up to nine passengers, or a comfort model with a kitchen, private bathroom and two sofas that transform into a double bed.

Life at Sea

Life at Sea

We’ve all seen how nasty waves can get for fishermen on The Deadliest Catch. Though it seems they’ve done a better job bolting things down on their boats than these guys have done. Maybe they need seatbelts for their couch?

Mercury Modular Kayak

Mercury Modular Kayak

Point 65 specializes in take-apart kayaks. The Mercury in particular splits into three parts small enough to fit in the back of a small SUV or crossover. You can also link two cockpits together to create a longer tandem kayak.

Steadiboat

Steadiboat

One of the biggest risks boats face is capsizing from large waves. Check out this amazing technology which creates inverse waves inside the boat to keep it from rocking. The boat model on the left has the system in place.

Xhibitionist Yacht

Xhibitionist Yacht

No, this is not a prop from some unreleased film adaptation of Spy Hunter. The Xhibitionist is just one of the many impressive luxury vehicle concepts that Gray Design has developed. Check out the site but be prepared to swoon.

WaterCar Panther

WaterCar Panther

The WaterCar Panther has a 3.7L V6 Honda V-Tec engine, a 4-speed manual transmission, a custom chromoly chassis and a 250hp Panther jet motor. It goes up to 80mph on land and 40mph on water.

Hovercraft Beach Landing

Hovercraft Beach Landing

So you’re hanging out on the beach, taking in a warm, sunny day when this happens. A massive 600-ton Russian military hovercraft decides to take over the place. No amount of SPF will protect you from this.

BBCo DIY Boat Kits

BBCo DIY Boat Kits

The Balmain Boat Company sells flat-packed mini rowboat and sailboat kits. Each kit has most of what you need to build the boat, including nails and screws. It takes about 30 hours to put a boat together.

Impressive Boat Maneuver

Impressive Boat Maneuver

A boat captain takes an impressive 90-degree “drift” turn through the challenging canals of Amsterdam in a long sightseeing boat. Though we’d hate to know what would have happened if he miscalculated the turn.

Captain Phillips (Trailer)

Captain Phillips (Trailer)

Based on a true story, Tom Hanks is the skipper of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in 200 years by Somali pirates in 2009, in Paul Greengrass’ Captain Phillips.

Building the Biggest Ship

Building the Biggest Ship

Watch three months of time compressed down to 76 seconds, as Discovery captures the construction of the world’s largest ship, the Maersk Line’s 400m long Triple-E vessel, assembled in Okpo, Korea.

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DeAntonio D23 Mini-Yacht

DeAntonio D23 Mini-Yacht

Ubica’s small, but luxurious D23 is a 23-foot-long boat with a fiberglass and polyester resin hull that hides its 115hp outboard motor. Options include a sundeck and a retractable table. Video here.

Jet Boat Firefighter

Jet Boat Firefighter

According to YouTuber Haywiredigital, the boat on fire was carrying two big tanks of gas and the wind was carrying the boat to shore. Good thing a quick thinker on a nearby jet boat came to save the day.

World’s Fastest Sailboat

World’s Fastest Sailboat

The Vestas Sailrocket 2 combines modern engineering with the mighty power of Mother Nature to propel itself along the water at an astounding 65.75 knots (~75mph) (Thanks Speare!)

Coolest Guy at the Boat Ramp

Coolest Guy at the Boat Ramp

Whoever shot this video badly needs a tripod, but that’s okay because he caught this awesome combo vehicle in action. Hint: it’s not amphibious. Skip to 1:20 if you’re impatient.

HotTug Boat

HotTug Boat
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An old school version of the Hot Tub Boat, the HotTug uses a wood-burning heater and can hold up to 2,000L of water. It can fit 6 to 8 people and can be ordered with an electric motor.

MarineKart

MarineKart

Just as its name implies, the MarineKart is the seagoing counterpart of go-karts: it’s light, speedy and easy to use. It weighs only about 120lbs and reaches a top speed of about 22mph.

BBQ Boat

BBQ Boat
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This luxurious floating dining room offers a built-in charcoal grill, seating for 10 adults and a retractable 11′ diameter sun umbrella. Also has an electric motor for cruises through calm waters.

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Excavator Boat

Excavator Boat

Who needs oars when you have heavy but graceful machinery? A nice scoop by YouTuber Pofearghail. The song is I Rowed a Little Boat by John Lee Hooker. Too bad iPod kid, you missed out.

Flow I Wall Shelf

Flow I Wall Shelf

This unassuming wall-mounted shelf made from layers of laminated wood is readily transformed into a huge cargo freighter once you stack your books and other whatnots on top.

Hot Tub Boat

Hot Tub Boat

Yes, this is exactly what it says it is. The boat holds up to 6 people, has a diesel boiler to keep the water hot and can be steered from the tub via a remote control. Available for rent in Seattle, WA.

Patrol Torpedo Boat

Patrol Torpedo Boat
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One of 12 remaining patrol torpedo boats from World War II, equipped with two turbocharged diesel engines that provide 1,100hp. It still has its weapons, although they’ve all been deactivated.

Gibbs Phibian

Gibbs Phibian

The Phibian can reach speeds of up to 80mph on land and 30mph on water. It has twin 250hp engines and twin jet drives and can carry 3,300lbs of cargo or up to 15 passengers.

M/V Aria Cruise Ship

M/V Aria Cruise Ship

Think of it as a luxurious five-star hotel floating down the Amazon. The 147-foot ship offers just 32 beautiful and dramatic rooms, each with a huge window looking out into the rainforests of Peru.

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